Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Birchbox

April's Birchbox theme is natural wonders. It wasn't my favorite box to-date but there are a few items I have already used and am glad I got.

Marula The Leaky Collection
tarte - Lipsurgence lip tent  (The lip crayon is orange in color, but doesn't go on looking orange)
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift (Not typically a Taylor fan, but I really like this perfume)
Yu-Be - Moisturizing Skin Cream
MicrodermaMitt - Body Mitt


Monday, April 9, 2012

Custom Baby Bedding

When my older sister asked me to make custom baby bedding for her son's room I thought to myself in true Barney fashion "Challenge Accepted",  
I was hoping to get the bedding done before Rowan was born. 
Strike One. 
Before Christmas. 
Strike Two.
In 2011.
Strike Three.
In 2012.
Home run!
It has been done and in Rowan's room for a little while now, even though I'm just posting these pictures now that he's almost 5 months old.

Bumper Pads: were created based off of the tutorial at Watch Me Daddy 

Crib Skirt: was created using Vanilla Joy tutorial as a guide.
Blanket & Curtains: Makenzie's Creations originals


Sunday, April 1, 2012

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

Another easy project. An Easter Egg Wreath. (Thank you Pinterest for the idea)

Supplies need: 2 spools of ribbon, plastic Easter eggs (4 dozen small eggs, 4 dozen medium eggs), cardboard circle (I cut mine 14 inch outer with 8 inch inner circle), hot glue & glue gun

Step 1: Cover the wreath in ribbon. (It took a little more than 1 spool)
Adhere with hot glue at beginning & end or as needed. 

Step 2: Begin attaching eggs with hot glue.

I did one layer 2 across of medium eggs. Then added small eggs around outside & middle.

Step 3: Attach ribbon & hang

DIY Door Hanger: Spring Theme

A very simple project that can be altered in color, shape, size & theme.  
These wood pieces were purchased from Hobby Lobby. The large wood piece was $1 and the smaller wood pieces were 2/$1.   Making this project a whopping $4 in wood. The other material used for this project that I already had on hand include: spray & acrylic paint, ribbon, hot glue sticks, hot glue gun & sanding block.

Step 1: Spray the wood pieces with spray paint.

Step 2: Cover in 1-2 coats of acrylic paint. 

Step 3: Sand around the edges exposing the base paint to your liking. 
Step 4:  Paint letters and add decorative design.

Step 4: Attach blocks to one another using hot glue and ribbon. I then tied ribbon into a bow on each connector.

Happy Spring!